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    West Side Story / Lyrics

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    "America (movie)" Lyrics

    West Side Story

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    ANITA (spoken)
    Oh no! That is not true!

    (sung)
    Puerto Rico
    My heart's devotion
    Let it sink back in the ocean!
    Always the hurricanes blowing
    Always the population growing
    And the money owing
    And the sunlight streaming
    And the natives steaming
    I like the island Manhattan

    CONSUELO (spoken)
    I know you do!

    ANITA (sung)
    Smoke on your pipe and put that in!

    GIRLS
    I like to be in America
    OK by me in America
    Everything free in America

    BERNARDO
    For a small fee in America

    ANITA
    Buying on credit is so nice

    BERNARDO
    One look at us and they charge twice

    ROSALIA
    I'll have my own washing machine

    CHINO
    What will you have, though, to keep clean?

    ANITA
    Skyscrapers bloom in America

    ROSALIA
    Cadillacs zoom in America

    TERESITA
    Industry boom in America

    BOYS
    Twelve in a room in America

    ANITA
    Lots of new housing with more space

    BERNARDO
    Lots of doors slamming in our face

    ANITA
    I'll get a terrace apartment

    BERNARDO
    Better get rid of your accent...

    ANITA
    Life can be bright in America

    BOYS
    If you can fight in America

    GIRLS
    Life is alright in America

    BOYS
    If you're all white in America

    ANITA and CONSUELO
    Here you are free and you have pride

    BOYS
    Long as you stay on your own side

    ANITA and CONSUELO
    Free to be anything you choose

    BOYS
    Free to wait tables and shine shoes

    BERNARDO
    Everywhere grime in America
    Organised crime in America
    Terrible time in America

    ANITA
    You forget I'm in America!

    BERNARDO
    I think I go back to San Juan

    ANITA
    I know a boat you can get on! Bye bye!

    BERNARDO
    Everyone there will give big cheer!

    ANITA
    Everyone there will have moved here!
    This song was submitted on June 24th, 2005 and last modified on July 26th, 2011.
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